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Much ado about rebasing

Much ado about rebasing

By Madu Chikwendu “On Saturday April 5, South Africa was Africa’s largest economy …at $354billion …Sunday afternoon, that had changed …Nigeria’s GDP was $509billion” – The Economist. This is not…

Dudun and metaphoric Sarah

Dudun and metaphoric Sarah

By Madu Chikwendu My mother’s name is Sarah and is close to my mother so if you mention that name around me be sure I will take note. You can…

Cannes: Still waiting for a Nigerian winner

Cannes: Still waiting for a Nigerian winner

By Madu Chikwendu On May 26, the Steven Spielberg-led jury announced Blue is the Warmest Color, by Tunisian born  Abdellatif Kechiche, as winner of the Palm d’Or. The Palm d’Or…

Two war chiefs: A Duke and Vampires from Heart of Darkness

Two war chiefs: A Duke  and   Vampires  from Heart of Darkness

By Madu Chikwendu Regrettably I must differ from Fidelis. One year has not been wasted. This is the first time in the history of FEPACI that the organisation is getting…

Two war chiefs: A Duke and Vampires from Heart of Darkness

Madu Chikwendu , Email: madu@maduc.org  There are two pieces involved in this title…Joseph Conrads 1899 novella Heart of Darkness .This novella describes Africa as being the heart of darkness and would…

A nation of actors

A nation of actors

By Madu Chikwendu Iconic playwright and dramatist, William Shakespeare, is celebrated for his many works including the comedy “As You like It”. He differentiates between a comedy of manners and comedy…

Digital revolution and the new world order

Digital revolution and the new world order

By Madu Chikwendu I battled between inserting “social media” and/or “new media’ in the title of this piece but I had a challenge with capturing my primary area (digital filmmaking).…

Any coach would have dropped me, Agbim confesses

Any coach would have dropped me, Agbim confesses

Super Eagles’ Assistant Keeper, Chigozie Agbim, attracted attention of Nigerian football fans owing to his shaky start at the concluded CHAN championship in South Africa. In this chat with our…

PorNowood: Between the soft and hard

PorNowood: Between the soft and hard

By Madu Chikwendu “Playhouse open for children 10am – 4.00 pm for training in children film …adult films also available”. I have long maintained that in my own dictionary an…

Nollywood cauldron and lessons from Ngwaland

Nollywood cauldron and lessons from Ngwaland

By Madu Chikwendu I have chosen to use the world “cauldron” because I grew up reading a lot of folktales and fairy tales. I guess it would have been more…

Drums of war

Drums of war

By Madu Chikwendu Whereas the global cinema industry is agog with the award season which generally culminates in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards otherwise known as…

2013: Five sins of Nollywood

2013: Five sins of Nollywood

1.Exclusivity: Throughout 2013 Nollywood failed to tame the rampaging monster of “exclusivity” especially in the online domain. In the process the industry created some dollar millionaires whilst wallowing in poverty.…

Jumbled woods and search for identity

Jumbled woods and search for identity

“All the trailers I saw had so much violence. Can’t we tell stories of love?” Hon. Mary Okurut, Ugandan Minister for Gender, Labour and Culture. “The Indian films are known…

Jumbled woods and search for identity

Jumbled woods and search for identity

By Madu Chikwendu “All the trailers I saw had so much violence. Can’t we tell stories of love?” Hon. Mary Okurut, Ugandan Minister for Gender, Labour and Culture. “The Indian…

What is Nollywood worth?

What is Nollywood worth?

In a sense Nollywood reminds one  of Michael  Henchard the central character  in Thomas Hardy’s 1886 novel The  Mayor of Casterbridge who auctions off his wife and daughter in a…

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